Sunday, July 31, 2011

more useless facts!

Hello everyone! I was away for the past couple of days and wasn't able to reply to your comments. I'll be sure to do it now! Thanks for your support!

A few posts ago I listed some useless facts I found. A lot of people seem to have liked reading them so I thought I would post some more. So here are some more useless facts...

-A dogs sweat glands are found between their toes.

-Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.

-On average it takes a shark seven days to replace a tooth.

-Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources.

-American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

-Nintendo was first establish in 1889 and they started out making special playing cards.

-Los Angeles's full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula --and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

-It’s against the law to leave your house in Thailand if you’re not wearing underwear.

-It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary.

-In 18th Century Britain, you could take out insurance against going to hell.

-Until 1967, LSD was legal in California.

-"hello" wasn't always the first thing said over the phone. The first operating phone service was esatblished in 1878 and the formal greeting back then was "ahoy"

-According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

-In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it.

-Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percent of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60.

-In the USA, 32% of employees eat lunch and work at the same time.

-At the outbreak of World War I, the American air force consisted of only fifty men.

-Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew Canabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.

-Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

I hope you found them as useless and entertaining as I did. Thanks again for reading!

52 comments:

  1. i love random facts. you should look up stupid laws from the past, that entry practically writes itself.

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  2. I was under the impression that dogs didn't have sweat glands, and that is why they pant. I can't remember where I learnt that though. Still some good fun facts, and I agree, finding out about random old laws is pretty fun. What's more fun is finding one and breaking one to see if you get arrested. I watched a show where a guy did just that, and he got arrested more than he didn't

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  3. @Mark I thought so too. I found it on a useless fact website. I will double check because I was also under impression they don't have sweat glands. I'll update in few minutes

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  4. Just checked...it is true. they have sweat glands between their toes.

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  5. Wow, I hadn't seen most of those before, and i love trivia, so thanks!

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  6. Well, so monday will be the day.

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  7. great list. made me wtf a lot of times :P

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  8. Nintendo is older than what I thought. D:

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  9. an insurance against going to hell... im sure someone would take that today, too ^^

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  10. Monday is the favored day of suicide? morbid..but interesting. I wonder why.

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  11. haha great list. not only did washington and jefferson grow weed, but basically every upstanding continental plantation owner as well. if only it were 1776...

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  12. "-According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction."
    Yes.
    Great list of things I didn't know! :)
    +1 follower

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  13. You should have added that in some places it's forbidden to die :D
    I don't remember where that was though. I think in some church or something. Then you'd have to get a special funeral

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  14. crazy facts, really interesting. following

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  15. -Until 1967, LSD was legal in California.

    i wish i lived there before that :)

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  16. Laughed at female mosquitoes being the bloodsuckers of their species. =)

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  17. well, some of them a re useful :)

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  18. the funny thing is that some of those fact have some good insights...following!

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  19. No wonder L.A. has a lot of attention seekers.
    That shark info has me thinking there's a joke in there somewhere. Great blog. I'll follow.

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  20. Graces her subjects, and her thoughts the king. Supporting!

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  21. I found the honey fact pretty interesting, im slightly skeptical though.

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  22. I guess Califoria was a cool place up until 1967...

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  23. Wow, I guess when I leave for Thailand I'll remember to keep those on when I go out!

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  24. Whoa, those are some really amazing things... Though let's face it, I wouldn't leave the house without wearing my underwear anyway! Haha, silly Thailand.

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  25. lol, love these. keep them comming

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  26. "American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class."

    Pretty funny. This fact made me think about reducing my olive consume too ;).

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  27. i loved the american airlines olive one :P

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  28. interesting lol i like seeing random facts like this!

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  29. -It’s against the law to leave your house in Thailand if you’re not wearing underwear.

    This made me laugh.

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  30. haha great stuff, thanks! +followed

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  31. Didn't know Nintendo was that old, also KIA makes or used to make assault rifles

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  32. -Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources.

    -Only female mosquitoes bite humans.

    -Only female bite.

    -female.

    OMG I do know they like our blood! XD

    Nice blog btw sir!

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  33. I wonder how much nintendo playing cards cost

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  34. I knew a lot of those things, this should come handy in a trivia game though!

    Good post!

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  35. Those facts are useless, as useless as they can be probably. But i still cant get enough of them, every time i get to find posts about it, i cant stop reading, i LOVE em hahahah

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  36. OG presidents growing reefer haha nice

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  37. seven days to replace a shark tooth?? no wonder why there are so many necklaces with them

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  38. people drop jaws when you tell them george washington grew weed! haha

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  39. @Electric Addict I know. as a matter of fact I think it was required that every farmer had to cultivate hemp

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  40. "American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class."
    Omg! :D O_o

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  41. I wonder how much one of those original Nintendo deck of cards costs...

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  42. I felt that I had to point out that pure honey does not spoil but the cheap variety you can buy at a store is usually not pure honey but honey adulterated with corn syrup.

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  43. no knowledge is useless especially the honey fact at the end!

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